This is an update to a previous announcement regarding faculty promotions:
Congratulations to Wake Forest University faculty who have received promotions, recently.
Promoted to full professor:
Miriam Ashley-Ross (Biology)
Michaelle Browers (Politics and International Affairs)
Judy Kem (Romance Languages)
Stephen Murphy (Romance Languages)
Promoted to associate professor:
Michael Anderson (Biology)
R. Jarrod Atchison (Communication)
Tina Boyer (German and Russian)
Hana Brown (Sociology)
Samuel Cho (Physics and Computer Science)
John Dalton (Economics)
Susan Harlan (English)
Sarah Mason (Mathematics and Statistics)
Gregory Parks (Law)
John Ruddiman (History)
Michael Sloan (Classical Languages)
Joel Tauber (Art)
Andrew Verstein (Law)
Christian Waugh (Psychology)
Heiko Wiggers (German and Russian)
Promoted to associate librarian:
Jeffrey M. Eller
Promoted to teaching professor:
Lynn Book (Theatre/Dance)
Angela King (Chemistry)
Kathryn Levy (Music)
Pat Lord (Biology)
Darlene May (Romance Languages)
Al Rives (Chemistry)
Promoted to associate teaching professor:
Jack Dostal (Physics)
David Hagy (Music)
Adam Kadlac (Philosophy)
Promoted to professor of the practice:
Justin Catanoso (English)
Yasuko Rallings (East Asian Languages)
Promoted to associate professor of the practice:
Brantly Shapiro (Theatre/Dance)
This is a guest post from the Office of Sustainability:
Champions of Change Honored at Campus Sustainability Awards
The Wake Forest Campus Sustainability Awards presentation was held on Earth Day, April 22, in the Green Room of Reynolda Hall. A combination of students, faculty, and staff who have demonstrated or initiated successful sustainable practices on campus were recognized as Champions of Change.
Wake Forest University Provost Rogan Kersh and Executive Vice President Hof Milam recognized the following award recipients in four categories: Teaching, Research and Engagement; Resource Conservation; Service and Social Action; and Bright Ideas. Read more
Two members of the Wake Forest University community, Gail Bretan and Justin Catanoso, were among a group of 15 Triad residents recognized this week as 2016’s Citizens of the Triad.
Annually, Triad City Beat, a news organization in the area, recognizes people in the Winston-Salem/Greensboro/High Point area who “make culture and commerce, build relationships and play, and generally create a singular thread in this region we call the Triad.”
Bretan is recognized as director of Jewish Life at Wake Forest and as an active participant in several interfaith groups in Winston-Salem. She is a staff member in the Office of the Chaplain. Catanoso is recognized as a faculty member and director of the journalism program at Wake Forest, while maintaining an active career as a journalist (including often-traveling foreign correspondent). Just recently, he travelled for the UN Climate Summits in Paris and Lima.
Journalism program director Justin Catanoso is spending two weeks in Latin America on assignment from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to assess the potential impact of Pope Francis’ new encyclical on climate change in the Catholic leader’s home region.
Catanoso left for Peru July 10 and will remain until July 23, spending time in the capital of Lima, as well as the region of Arequipa. The encyclical is the Vatican’s first-ever teaching document on a secular issue as controversial as climate change. Catanoso said he chose Peru because in many ways the country is Ground Zero in the battle over global warming, where mining, deforestation, rapid development and environmental protection come in conflict in the Amazon and along the Pacific coast. Catanoso has reported from Peru twice before, most recently during last December’s 20th U.N. Climate Summit held in Lima.
“Among the biggest stories in the world in recent weeks has been Pope Francis’ much-anticipated encyclical, or teaching document, on climate change,” said Catanoso, an expert in Catholicism who was in Rome for the release, and attended the two-hour Vatican press conference. “The Pope left no room for doubt on where he stands on this issue, and those he sees linked – poverty, water quality, jobs, biodiversity, run-amok consumerism and too much short-term thinking among business leaders.”
An important international conference on climate change is taking place in Lima, Peru and Wake Forest University has three distinguished voices in attendance.
The U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its 20th annual Conference of the Parties (COP 20) is taking place Dec. 1-12.
Justin Catanoso, director of Wake Forest’s journalism program, is a freelance journalist who covers environmental and climate change issues. His reporting is sponsored in part by the Wake Forest Center on Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES), and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in Washington, D.C. He is producing stories for WFDD, National Geographic NewsWatch, BusinessInsider.com and the Pulitzer Center.
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